We complained that last month’s Vogue Australia cover featuring Jessica Alba lacked actual fashion, but for March 2016, the magazine gives us everything we could possibly want. Even though our forums tend to shun celebrity covers, Aussie Vogue often does a tremendous job and the mag once again impresses with Elle Fanning. The magazine tapped the 17-year-old American actress looking as grown-up as ever, shot by photographer Boo George. Styled by Christine Centenera, Elle wears an outfit from Chanel while beating her older sister to the punch.
Our forum members were immediately full of admiration. “This is actually stunning and she got a Vogue cover before her sister? Interesting,” pointed out Elite13.
“This is really beautiful. I love the colors. Elle looks gorgeous. I kinda feel bad for Dakota though,” MyNameIs chimed in. (more…)
But our forums quickly deemed this to be one of Gigi’s less superior covers. “Sick of her. Go away please. Awful cover,” anlabe32 declared at once.
“You know someone is going to fade away when at the beginning of her career she is this overexposed. I’m sick of Gigi also, and I don’t even dislike her… Everywhere a few seasons, then disappear. It’s like having a chicken pox: insufferable while you have it, but you know you are going to be over it soon and that it will never come back. You just have to be patient,” as Creative enthusiastically put it. (more…)
It’s official: Ashley Graham just made history as the first size 16 model to front the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Graham appears on the cover in a skimpy navy blue and yellow bikini, smizing for the camera as waves crash against her curvy frame. The significance of this groundbreaking moment is not lost on Graham. “I thought Sports Illustrated was taking a risk by putting a girl my size in the pages,” she told People. “But putting me on the cover? They aren’t just breaking barriers; they are the standard now. This is beyond epic.”
She hopes the cover empowers young girls struggling with body acceptance. “Girls who are insecure about their bodies, girls who feel fat, girls who have cellulite, girls who have stretch marks on their body — those are all the things that I had as a kid and I never had a woman like me growing up to look at,” Graham said. “I had my mother and that’s one thing, but to have somebody who has cellulite, who has things that jiggle, who has back fat and talk about how you can be an overcomer and not let society take you down for all of that. That’s real.”
The body image activist even dedicated the cover to them, saying, “I want to dedicate it to all of the women out there who never felt that they were beautiful enough, who never felt like they were skinny enough, and who never felt like they were going to be able to be represented in society like this. Because now we’re being represented.”
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and model Hailey Clauson also front this year’s swimsuit issue, in newsstands now. Kudos to Sports Illustrated for celebrating women of all sizes. Victoria’s Secret, time to follow their lead.
Rebel Wilson is funny. We know that. We also know that some things which make us laugh can be cruel, cut-throat or confronting. And while her speech at the 2016 BAFTA Awards on Sunday Night seemed to have the crowd in stitches, it also caused some internet backlash, over its race and transgender references.
Taking to the stage at London’s Royal Opera House to present the Best Supporting Actor award, Rebel took a swipe at the Oscars’ diversity issue and also made a comment about her “transgender face” before announcing the winner.
The Aussie comedian said, “It’s so great to be here at this really serious event. I have never been invited to the Oscars, because as you know they are racists, but the BAFTAs have diverse members and that’s what we all want to see in life… diverse members.”
In case you missed it, prominent actors like Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith have boycotted this year’s 2016 Oscars on February 28, in protest of the lack of racial diversity among nominees.
Rebel didn’t stop at the Oscars digs, though. “One day I hope to return here to collect a BAFTA myself. I have already been practicing my transgender face,” she continued, striking a sultry pose to the audience. Some were less than impressed with the call, bringing up the struggles that the transgender community face, such as suicidal thoughts.
Also “transgender face” brings up all kinds of garbage feelings about blackface, which Hollywood STILL does, so I’m doubly disgusted.
It didn’t take long for our forum members to weigh in. “As much as I was wishing for the Gaga rumour to be true, I love this. The colours are beautiful and Adele is such a star,” shared LastNight, hitting us off on a positive note.
“Gorgeous shot of Adele. Love the styling (beautiful colors) and the setting. My favorite thing is how this looks very different from anything I’ve seen of hers in the past,” justaguy admired.
But everyone else was left appalled. “Good Housekeeping is looking great this month!” mocked SanderGreen, suggesting the shot wasn’t worthy of Vogue. (more…)
Her sister is on newsstands left, right and center, so it was inevitable that a magazine was going to jump on featuring Bella Hadid. Amid the staff changes, beauty bible Allure has been delivering terrific covers issue after issue (aside from last month’s cover). As the publication celebrates its 25th anniversary with the March 2016 edition, Allure serves up two covers for us to deliberate over. Joining Bella is modeling legend Naomi Campbell and the duo both look fantastic before the lens of legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
But one cover, in particular, took the spotlight. “I think Bella looks really pretty here. Naomi looks good, too, except for her hair looks really fake,” explained justaguy.
Also pointing out Naomi’s hair was dodencebt: “I don’t know if I dislike Naomi’s bad wig or Bella’s greasy hair more.” (more…)